Theatre: Visual Language of Performance

Study mode:Part-time Languages: English Duration:12 months
Local:$ 10.7k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 19k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3188

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This course is intended for highly motivated and creative individuals who want to challenge the boundaries of their professional skills through a range of different disciplines. Students practices are supported by workshops in practical performance making, research methods, critical writing, theory seminars as well as individual and group tuition.

You will examine a range of visual, performance and design concepts such as performative installation, digital technology and the performance body, semiotics and visual culture, as well as the inter-relationship of space and spectator. You will continue the debate of post-dramatic theatre practice and design by challenging conventional notions of theatre making and to examine how theatre design and performance communicates to a contemporary audience.

The course is structured through three main elements, which are supported by practical skill based workshops, peer reviews, web based practices, performance debates, seminars, individual and group tuition.

The first term involves the student group making a piece of collective performance. The group will work under the guidance of a project leader in order to work as a collective in order to investigate an area of contemporary performance. Previous performance projects included; site specifity, promenade and Live Internet streaming.

The second term is a series of personal research performances and projects, involving practical and professional enquiry. These will be a facilitated both in small grouping and through independent study. The work is assessed and supported through both peer, independent and tutorial review.
In the Final MA Stage, you will have worked towards situating a independent project and will develop your concept towards exhibition. The project is seen as a point of departure that will help to situate you as both a collaborator and independent artist within the your chosen area of performance.

* A good honours degree in Theatre or Visual Design * Portfolio and/or slides supported by outline study proposal * EU/International students must show proof of equivalent qualification and IELTS 6.5 in English on enrolment * Graduates from Fine Art and other disciplines may also be accepted if they can demonstrate a desire to explore a performance element in their practice * Those without formal academic qualifications may also be considered, provided that they can show evidence of relevant experience and a level of work appropriate to the demands of the programmeHow to ApplyDirect application to the CollegeWimbledon College of ArtMerton Hall RoadLondon SW19 3QAUnited KingdomFull-time AHRC applications must be submitted directly to the College by 6 February 2009. Full-time non-AHRC, Part-time and International applications should be submitted directly to the College by the 24 April 2009.Applicants to the MA Courses are normally expected to provide a statement of intent and selection of slides with their application form. Applicants may then be invited to interview and asked to provide additional work.Download the MA Application form (pdf) here English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C)
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